Nook Farm Book Talk - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Thursday, September 13, At the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
5:00 PM Reception; 5:30-6:30 PM Book Discussion
Nook Farm Book Talks, a collaboration between The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, continues with Kathryn Stockett's array of sharply defined black and white characters in the nascent years of the civil rights movement.
Three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. An immensely popular book, The Help was made into a major motion picture nominated for an Academy Award in 2012.
Is Stockett's book a skillful depiction of the ironies and hypocrisies that defined an era? Or is it a white-washed version of the civil rights movement that praises a white woman as the savior of poor African Americans? Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion led by Stowe Center historic interpreter Sarah Rice.
Made possible by the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.